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Hydrogels: Characterization, Drug Delivery, and Tissue Engineering Applications

Thakur, Goutam and Rousseau, Derick (2015) Hydrogels: Characterization, Drug Delivery, and Tissue Engineering Applications. In: Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials. Taylor and Francis Group, USA, pp. 3853-3878.

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Abstract

By virtue of their capacity to retain signifi cant amounts of fl uid within their polymeric networks, hydrogels have been used for innumerable biomedical applications. This entry highlights hydrogel-based drug delivery and tissue engineering applications based on naturally occurring biopolymers. It provides a comprehensive review of the biopolymers commonly used in such applications, how hydrogels are typically prepared and characterized, the importance of crosslinking in modulating gel release properties and rheology, examples of recent applications, and possible future applications for novel hydrogels

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydrogel, drug delivery, tissue engineering
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biomedical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 15:14
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 15:14
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148246

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